by Miranda Smith
One of the most satisfying parts of gardening is when you start your own plants. However, it can be difficult to determine the best method to cultivate new growth.
Smith starts with an overview of the tools required, then delves into the various propagation methods: starting from seeds (also includes harvesting, storing and hybridizing), dividing existing plants, using cuttings, layering and grafting.
There is an alphabetical directory of more than 100 plant genera listing the best-suited propagation techniques, alternative methods, and warnings for known potential problems. Color photographs and drawings accompany the text.
Softcover, 7-1/2" x 10", 192 pages, 2007.